This 12-foot-wide, 19-mile-long, paved trail runs through agricultural landscapes and scenic routes in St. Johns and Putnam Counties. Cyclists can park at the eastern trail heads and ride west visiting the designated Florida Trail Town of Palatka mid-trip.
Trail heads along the route are - east to west - as follows: Vermont Blvd. Trailhead, Vermont Heights Trailhead, Armstrong Park, Cora C. Harrison Preserve, and East River Road Trailhead. Kiosks with trail maps, restrooms, picnic areas, and playgrounds are located along with these trail heads.
The Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail is also a part of the St. Johns River to Sea Loop. This 260-mile multiuse trail is the longest loop trail underway through the American Southeast. Here, cyclists discover resort towns to rural hamlets, and coastal dunes to springs. The loop links a national seashore, Florida State Parks, national monuments, national wildlife refuges, springs, and museums beginning on the Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail.